Honda City 4th Generation vs Skoda Octavia
City 4th Generation Vs Octavia
|Key Highlights||Honda City 4th Generation||Skoda Octavia|
|On Road Price||Rs.16,53,829*||Rs.35,26,595*|
|Mileage (city)||11.22 kmpl||-|
|On Road Price in New Delhi|
|Finance Available (EMI)||No||No|
City 4th Generation Insurance
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|Engine and Transmission|
Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
i VTEC Engine
2.0 L TSI Petrol Engine
The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
|No Of Cylinder|
ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)|
Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)|
The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
|Valves Per Cylinder|
Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
Valve configuration refers to the number and arrangement of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder.
|Fuel Supply System|
Responsible for delivering fuel from the fuel tank into your internal combustion engine (ICE). More sophisticated systems give you better mileage.
|Bore X Stroke (mm)|
Bore is the diameter of the cylinder, and stroke is the distance that the piston travels from the top of the cylinder to the bottom. Multiplying these two figures gives you the cubic capacity (cc) of an engine.
73.0 X 89.4
The amount of pressure that an engine can generate in its cylinders before combustion. More compression = more power.
A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Superchargers utilise engine power to make more power.
|Fuel & Performance|
|Fuel Tank Capacity|
|Emission Norm Compliance|
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Suspension, Steering & Brakes|
Multilink suspension, one longitudinal and three transverse arms
Tilt and Telescopic
|Steering Gear Type|
Rack & Pinion
Rack & Pinion
|Turning Radius (Metres)|
|Front Brake Type|
|Rear Brake Type|
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Alloy Wheel Size|
|City driveability (20-80kmph)|
|Braking (80-0 kmph)|
|Dimensions & Capacity|
The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
|Ground Clearance Laden (mm)|
The laden ground clearance is the vertical distance between the ground and the lowest point of the car when it is fully loaded. More ground clearnace means when fully loaded your car won't scrape on tall speedbreakers, or broken roads.
|Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)|
The laden ground clearance is the vertical distance between the ground and the lowest point of the car when the car is empty. More ground clearnace means when fully loaded your car won't scrape on tall speedbreakers, or broken roads.
|Wheel Base (mm)|
Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
|Front Tread (mm)|
The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a four-wheeler's front wheels. Also known as front track. The relation between the front and rear tread/track numbers decides a cars stability.
|Rear Tread (mm)|
The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a fourwheeler's rear wheels. Also known as Rear Track. The relation between the front and rear Tread/Track numbers dictates a cars stability
|Kerb Weight (kg)|
It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
|Rear Headroom (mm)|
Rear headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the center of the rear seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point
|Rear Legroom (mm)|
Rear legroom in a car is the distance between the front seat backrests and the rear seat backrests. The more legroom the more comfortable the seats.
|Front Headroom (mm)|
Front headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the centre of the front seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point. Important for taller occupants. More is again better
|Front Legroom (mm)|
The distance from the front footwell to the base of the front seatback. More leg room means more comfort for front passengers
|Front Shoulder Room (mm)|
The front shoulder room of a car is the distance between the left and right side of the cabin where your shoulder will touch. Wider cars are more comfortable for large passengers
|Rear Shoulder Room (mm)|
The rear shoulder room of a car is the distance between the left and right side of the cabin where your shoulder will touch. Wider cars are more comfortable and can seat three passengers (If applicable) better.
|No. of Doors|
|Comfort & Convenience|
|Power Windows Front||Yes||Yes|
|Power Windows Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Climate Control||Yes|
|Air Quality Control||Yes||Yes|
|Remote Trunk Opener|
Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
|Remote Fuel Lid Opener||Yes|
|Remote Engine Start/Stop|
|Low Fuel Warning Light||Yes||Yes|
|Accessory Power Outlet||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Reading Lamp||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Headrest||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest||Yes||Yes|
|Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts||No||Yes|
|Cup Holders Front||Yes||Yes|
|Cup Holders Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Heated Seats Front||No|
|Heated Seats Rear||No|
|Seat Lumbar Support||Yes||Yes|
|Multifunction Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
Front & Rear
|Foldable Rear Seat||No|
|Smart Access Card Entry||Yes||Yes|
|Engine Start Stop Button||Yes||Yes|
|Glove Box Cooling||No||Yes|
Front & Rear Door
|Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles||Yes||Yes|
Front & Rear
|Steering Mounted Tripmeter||No|
|Central Console Armrest|
|Gear Shift Indicator||Yes|
|Luggage Hook And Net||No|
|Lane Change Indicator||Yes|
Driver and Assistant Seat Back Pockets
Front Passenger Side Sunvisor
Rotational Grab Handles with Damped Fold-back Motion 3
Lights-on acoustic signal, Two foldable roof handles, in the front and rear, Rear seat centre armrest with foldable cup holder, Height adjustable front centre armrest, Virtual boot lid release pedal, Remote control closing of door mirrors, Remote control opening and closing of windows, Remote control locking and unlocking of doors and boot lid, Electrically controlled opening and closing of 5th door, Two foldable hooks in luggage compartment, 6+4 load anchoring points in luggage compartment, Mobile phone pockets on the backs of the front seats, Height-adjustable three-point seatbelts at front, Three-point seatbelts at rear, Three height adjustable head restraints at rear, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support and prograable memory functions, Rear seat centre armrest with through-loading
|Memory Function Seats||No|
|One Touch Operating Power Window|
|Height Adjustable Driver Seat||Yes|
|Electric Adjustable Seats||No|
|Follow Me Home Headlamps||No|
A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
|Electronic Multi Tripmeter||Yes||Yes|
|Leather Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
|Outside Temperature Display||Yes|
|Driving Experience Control Eco||No|
|Folding Table In The Rear|
Refers to a fold-out table tray attached either to the back of the front seats or in the central section of the rear seats.
|Dual Tone Dashboard||No||Yes|
Armrests & Door Lining Inserts Leather
Leather Package with Stitch (Gear/Select Knob, Door Armrest)
Assistant Dashboard Soft Touch Pad with Stitch
Inside Door Handles Finish Chrome
Premium High Gloss Piano Black Finish on Dashboard Panel
Front Lower Console Garnish & Steering Wheel Garnish Gum Metal
Hand Brake Knob Finish Chrome
Chrome Decoration Ring for Steering Switches
Chrome Decoration Ring in Map Lamp
Satin Ornament Finish for Tweeters
Trunk Lid Inside Lining Cover
Front Map Lamps LED
Cruising Range Distance-to-Empty Indicator
Piano Black décor on dashboard, Chrome trim around Virtual Cockpit, Chrome trim on front central air conditioning vents, Chrome interior door handles, Chrome front door sill trims with 'OCTAVIA' inscription,Alu pedals,LED ambient lighting,Suedia Beige leather upholstery,Suedia Beige finish on dashboard with stitching,Textile floor mats, Diffused footwell LED lighting front and rear, Jumbo box – storage compartment under front centre armrest, Felt lined storage compartments in the front and rear doors, Storage pockets on backrests of front seats, Rear parcel shelf, Storage compartment under steering wheel, Ticket holder on A pillar, Roll-up sun visors for rear windows and rear windscreen, Cargoelements, Adjustable rear air conditioning vents, Rear AC vents under front seats, Automatic LED illumination of driver and passenger vanity mirrors, LED reading lights at front and rear, Storage compartments in the front and rear centre console, Wet case in both front doors, Easy opening bottle holder in front centre console
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|Fog Lights Front|
Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Fog Lights Rear|
Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror|
Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
|Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror|
Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
|Electric Folding Rear View Mirror|
It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
|Rain Sensing Wiper|
It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
|Rear Window Wiper|
It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
|Rear Window Washer|
It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
|Rear Window Defogger|
Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
Tinted glass refers to a coating or film applied to a car's glass area that either reflects heat from entering the cabin or improves privacy for those inside the car by reducing visibility from outside, or both.
A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
|Removable Or Convertible Top|
A roof usually made of lightweight material or canvas/fabric that can be removed to make the vehicle an open top.
A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
|Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators|
It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
It refers to a shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
Cars with this feature will automatically switch on their fog lamps when the steering is turned, to improve visibility at the front corners of the car.
Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights,Cornering Fog lights
LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
|LED Fog Lamps|
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
Advanced Wrap-around Rear Combi Lamp LED
Rear License Plate LED Lamps
Integrated LED High Mount Stop Lamp
Outer Door Handles Finish Chrome
Body Coloured Mud Flaps
Black Sash Tape on B-Pillar
Lower Molding Line
Boarding spot lamps (OSRVM), Front doors ŠKODA welcome logo projection, Driver side external mirror and rear windscreen defogger with timer, Automatically diing interior mirror and driver side external rear view mirror , Rear fog light, High level third brake LED light, LED tail lights with crystalline elements and dynamic turn indicators, Adaptive front LED headlamps with crystalline elements and LED turn indicators, Body colour - bumpers, external mirrors housing and door handles, 'Laurin & Klement' inscription on front fenders, Chrome trim on lower air dam in front bumper, Chrome side window frames, Chrome surround for radiator grille, Pulsar Black Alloy wheels, LED taillights with crystalline elements and dynamic turn indicator
|Automatic Driving Lights|
Car headlamps automatically turn on in low light conditions, and switch off in bright conditions.
|Alloy Wheel Size|
|Anti Lock Braking System||Yes||Yes|
|Power Door Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Child Safety Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Anti Theft Alarm||Yes||Yes|
|No Of Airbags|
|Side Airbag Front||Yes||Yes|
|Side Airbag Rear||No||Yes|
|Day Night Rear View Mirror||Yes|
|Passenger Side Rear View Mirror||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Belts||Yes||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Side Impact Beams||Yes|
|Front Impact Beams||Yes|
|Tyre Pressure Monitor||No||Yes|
|Vehicle Stability Control System||No|
|Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank||Yes||Yes|
|Engine Check Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Advance Safety Features|
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
Front Side & Side Curtain Airbags
Trunk Open Reminder&Indicators
Automatic Diing Rearview Inside Mirror with Frameless Design
IBUZZ FATIGUE ALERT, Emergency triangle in the luggage compartment, Dual-tone warning horn, Two Isofix child-seat preparations on outer rear seats, Underbody protective cover and Rough Road Package, Curtain airbags, EDS (Electronic Differential Lock), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation). MKB (Multi Collision Brake),HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist),Electromechanical parking brake with Auto Hold Function,Fuel supply cut-off in a crash,Engine iobiliser with floating code system with central locking controls on front centre console,Anti Theft Alarm with interior Monitoring, Rear view camera with washer and dynamic guidelines, Door-open indicator, Central infotainment system with proximity sensor and touch slider for volume control, Hands-free Parking, Parktronic speaker at front and rear, Front seatbelts reminder warning light with acoustic signal, Child-proof rear window and door locking
|Anti Theft Device||Yes|
|Anti Pinch Power Windows||No|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock||Yes||Yes|
|Isofix Child Seat Mounts||Yes||Yes|
|Heads Up Display||No|
|Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts||Yes|
|Blind Spot Monitor||No|
|Hill Descent Control||No|
|Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock||No|
|360 View Camera||No|
|Entertainment & Communication|
|Audio System Remote Control||No|
|Wireless Phone Charging|
|USB And Auxiliary Input||Yes|
|Touch Screen Size|
SD Card Reader,HDMI Input,Mirror Link
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,Mirror Link
|Apple Car Play|
|Number Of Speaker|
|Rear Entertainment System||No|
17.7 cm Advanced Infotainment with Capacitive Touchscreen
My Storage Internal Media Memory 1.5GB
WiFi USB Receiver Support for Internet Browsing, Email & Live Traffic
MicroSD Card Slots for Maps & Media
Advanced 3-Ring 3D Combimeter with White LED Illumination & Chrome Rings
Eco Assist Ambient Rings on Combimeter
12V power socket in the luggage compartment, 1 C-Type USB charger in IRVM, 2 C-Type USB chargers in front and rear center console, SmartLink(MirrorLink, Android auto, apple car play), MyŠKODA ConnectED, ŠKODA audio player with 25.4 cm LCD TFT colour display and touchscreen controls, GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth
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Pros and Cons
- The City’s interior space and build quality is good. In fact, it is comparable with even some D-segment sedans
- At 510 litres, the City’s boot is among the most spacious in the segment. It’s also the same as the Ciaz’s.
- The City gets a one-touch electric sunroof, which is unavailable in most cars in this segment
- The Honda City gets six airbags in the top-spec ZX variant. Not many cars in this segment offer that
- The petrol City is among the most fuel-efficient automatic cars in its segment.At 18kmpl, it is about 2kmpl more efficient than the Verna petrol automatic, which has a claimed efficiency of 15.92kmpl.
- Impressive balance of ride and handling
- Powerful engine
- Interior fit and finish, and quality
- Super practical boot and cabin
Honda City 4th Generation
- High Price: the City is the most expensive car in its segment. The City’s top-spec ZX variant is almost Rs 1 lakh pricier than the Verna’s SX(O) variant, City’s closest rival in terms of features and performance
- Infotainment System: the City’s 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is laggy and lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, something which is offered in every other sedan in this segment
- NVH levels could have been better. Diesel engine’s vibrations and noise can be felt inside the cabin
- The City is not offered with an automatic transmission with its diesel engine. However, other sedans like the Vento, Rapid and the Verna get it
- The Honda City gets touch-based AC controls in its top-spec variant, which are not easy to use while driving as you will need to take your eyes off the road to use them
- Missing some premium features like a sunroof and ventilated seats
- Lack of autonomous safety features
- No diesel powertrain on offer
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